Creek town in Odukpani is an island town near Calabar River; it lies in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State; in Southern part of Nigeria. However, Creek town is surrounded by body of waters. A bay passes through the town, dividing it into two parts. Creek town is close to Ikot Ekawan and Akai Ikot Orok at the northern part of Odukpani. Furthermore, it is close to Akankpa in Akampa LGA, New Netim, and Ikot Omin at the North. There’s a National Assembly Church of God; a popular church in Ikot Omin that was founded by Etim Akpan Otong. Meanwhile, Henshaw Town and Ikot Offiong is at the South. Also, Creek town is near Calabar municipal in Calabar. So, it is also close to this popular places or towns in Calabar; which are Duke town, Esuk Utan, Ikot Ansa and Ishie Town. In any case, there’s a popular street in Calabar that is called Creek Town Street. However, many people mistake it for this island town.
Towns near Creek Town
- Duke Town
- Henshaw Town
- Ishie Town
- New Netim
- Esuk Utan
- Ikot Ansa
- Ikot Omin
- Ikot Offiong
Moreover, Creek Town is among the towns that makes Calabar a Metropolitan city. Others are listed above; here are some of the towns Akampa, Akim, Biase, Kasuk, and Obutong. Although, Bakassi used to be part of Calabar Metroplis but it now belong to Cameroon.
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Weather in Creek Town Calabar
Do you know that Creek Town and Calabar has the same weather. However, the best time or month to visit this town is from July to October. During these months the weather is mild and inviting as the rainy season is over and not really raining much. So, one can chill out at the bush bar and get fresh palm wine. Unlike in the month of April to June when the rain fall is always high. Meanwhile, from late November to January the weather is always very cold. However, the people here experience harmattan. In some home they find it difficult to bath; until noon when the sky is sunny. However, February and March proves to be very hot. Although, the weather is always from 29 to 32 degree Celsius. However, there’s a bit of similarity between Creek Town and George Town
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Population of Creek Town Odukpani
Creek Town which has successfully made Calabar a metropolis is home to over 5,000 people in 2020. However, Creek Town Calabar comprises of people from different ethic group; especially from Akwa Ibom and Cross River.
Ethnicity in Cross River
Although, the majority are Efik living in Creek Town Calabar. While Ibibio takes the second lead. However, Ejagham are the original ancestors of this land. The Multiracial in Creek Town is also high. Nevertheless, people from the Calabar municipal also migrate here. Creek Town accommodate many people from different ethnic group in Nigeria. Also, Creek town once houses the Europeans. Creek Town is not develop as it should be. It can even be compare to Ijesha Surulere Lagos in anyway. But it is more popular than Ijesha because of the name Creek.
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One thing you will like about this place is about the transportation system. One can get to this town from Margaret Ekpo International Airport by air. As soon as you land; there are always cab available to take you to this town. Meanwhile, there’s also a possibility of using the ferry or boat services here. But most people prefer to use cab or trotro. In anycase, the town is easily accessible from many part of the state.
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Occupation of Creek Town Odukpani
However, the occupant of this land are into brown collar job. Furthermore, the people living here are mostly into fishing, hunting and farming. Although, few do White collar job. This Island town is a good place to practice agriculture. However, it land are arable and yield good crops. Nevertheless, the Mangrove swamps improves the cultivation of banana, orange, breadfruit, mango etc. If you are a lover of amphibian organisms; then this is the best place for you to visit in Cross River.
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Cost of Living
Living is not a challenge in this part of the world. Since accommodation is very cheap and affordable just like Berekum in Ghana. However, Creek Town is going to be a very popular place and attract tourist if the government look into it. Also, there are many places and things to turn into tourist attraction here. Hotels, are very cheap. Meanwhile, some can go for as cheap as $10 for a night. Although, some are more expensive than that. Furthermore, the restaurant depict a typical Calabar kitchen; you hear about. And offers delicious treats.
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Language in Creek Town Odukpani
The major language here is Ejagham. Meanwhile, Efik, Ibibio and other Ekoid languages are spoken too. However, it could be from migrants or neighbours from other state and country. Although, English is the official language for communication. But in schools French, Portuguese and Spanish are also taught. Ukwa is a language from the Igbo speaking state. However, those living here speaks it. Also, you can find people speaking Efuts and Quas; especially if they are from Akpabuyo.
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Food in Creek Town
However, the typical food in this land are similar to food in Cross River State and Akwa Ibom. Nevertheless, it include Afang soup, Atama soup, Abak Nmong Nmong Ikong and Afia Efere (white soup). Also, Ukwogho Etidot ( Efik Bitter leaf soup), Edesi isip (efik coconut rice), Efere Etighi (Okra soup), and Edikaikong Soup. Others are Iwuk Edesi (Native jollof rice), Ekpan Nkwukwo, Abak Afang (banga soup), Efere Ine (Fisherman’s soup), Iwuk Ukom (plantain pottage), and Yam (Udia) with Ukang.
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Religion in Creek Town near Calabar
Calabar welcomes the Europeans e.g British; in years back when civilisation was far from Nigeria. Therefore, the Europeans introduce Jesus Christ to this people. However, Creek Town is among one of the early towns that heard about Christ and has been living a Christian or Christ-like lifestyle. So, Christianity is the religion in this town.
Churches near Creek town
While here you can worship at Creek Town Church, a Presbyterian oldest church in Cross River. But do not mistake it for Town Creek Baptist Church; a church or worship centre for Christians. That lies at, 250 Town Creek Road, Aiken in South Carolina and in Cleveland, Georgia in United States of America. Also, these are the common churches in this town Mount Zion Church, Brotherhood Of The Cross And Star, Winners Chapel, and Apostolic Faith Church. While others are KPM, Apostolic Church, Green Pastures Christian Centre, Mimshack International Worship Centre and Christ Apostolic Mission.
Festival in Creek Town Cross River
For years now, Cross River is keep a very good record of festival and culture; which has boost its tourism. Therefore, making the state to attract tourist. However, Creek Town is also on the top of the game as they also celebrate the boat regatta festival and new yam festival. Also, the traditional display of masquerade like Ekpe, Ekpo, Nna Abonn etc is common here. Nevertheless, Creek Town plays an important role in Calabar Carnival; the biggest carnival in Nigeria by sending representatives. Moreover, football and wrestling competition is something common among the youths for fun.
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Creek Town Tourism
Nevertheless, Creek Town Calabar is home of tourist. It’s a popular tourist attraction as it is a settlement where Mary Slessor’s house lies. However, people do tour the building. Also, there’s an ancient building that dates 1845 in honour of King Eyo Honesty II. Do you know that 20 minutes could give you a panaramic views of Marina resort when taking a boat ride on Calabar river. However, boat tour is very interesting thing to do in Creek town. Although, you can take a tour to old calabar residency museum, road trip to view the scenic places of the metropolitan city, old calabar slave history museum and trade market.
Fun things to do and places to visit in Creek town
Calabar slave history museum
Old Calabar residency Museum
Mary Slessor Building
Slave trade market
King Eyo Honesty II site
Also, there’s a fun nightlife activities in this part of the state. In any case, you will really enjoy viewing the art galleries here.
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Social Amenities and Infrastructure
Creek Town is not as develop as Obudu Town but it is not that bad too. It is a developing community. However, it is home to hospitals, schools, market and clinics. Furthermore, Victor Attah International Airport in Uyo and Margret Ekpo International Airport in Calabar are within its reach.
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